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    J3L 2404 gbcb's Avatar
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    Anyone here in a choir?

    I've been in choirs on and off since I was a kid, though it was in university that I really came to understand how much fun a choir can be. Now I'm in the midst of preparing for a huge concert later this month up in Beijing, and I'm getting excited... both because the music is just gorgeous (Bach's Mass in B minor), and because we'll be singing with Emma Kirkby . Any other choir members here? What do you sing?

    Tenor here.

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    Not since 7th grade when I was "forced" into Chorus as my elective. Hated every minute of it.
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    I was never forced into a choir... that sounds unpleasant. maybe I went to a geeky school, but I remember everyone in 4th grade wanting to be in the choir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Not since 7th grade when I was "forced" into Chorus as my elective. Hated every minute of it.
    I bet you were a load of fun for your teacher too. Choir teachers have it tougher than any other field in my opinion.

    btw, "real" musicians play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
    I bet you were a load of fun for your teacher too. Choir teachers have it tougher than any other field in my opinion.
    You betcha!

    She had us all "audition" in class over one week to determine who was going to be in "concert chorus" and who wouldn't be. Everybody was embarrassed because it was going to call for singing solo in front of the entire class.

    I volunteered (only one to "volunteer") to go first. I got up there and sang my best voice impersonation of that horrible old version of "Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam". I made my voice hit every level off-key I could to make SURE I wasn't chosen for concert chorus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil View Post
    I bet you were a load of fun for your teacher too. Choir teachers have it tougher than any other field in my opinion.

    btw, "real" musicians play.


    I play the guitar too, but given what other musicians say about guitarists, I'm not sure that helps

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    Hmmmph.

    I tried out for it and didn't make it.

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    I've been in a choir on and off since I was about 13. I usually sing church music (english and spanish) but from time to time I sing current popular songs and songs from the 40s (mainly in spanish). One more thing, I'm a soprano/alto.

    In regard to instruments, I used to play a clarinet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Hmmmph.

    I tried out for it and didn't make it.
    Feel free to try again. I'm starting a foo woman's choir soon. Auditions are in my shower next week. Wanna try out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio View Post
    I've been in a choir on and off since I was about 13. I usually sing church music (english and spanish) but from time to time I sing current popular songs and songs from the 40s (mainly in spanish). One more thing, I'm a soprano/alto.

    In regard to instruments, I used to play a clarinet.
    That's cool. Any particular reason for the songs in Spanish from the 40s? I ask because my mom is from Chile, and I grew up listening to some!

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    I'm in my church's choir. I'm a tenor. I play a little piano too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    That's cool. Any particular reason for the songs in Spanish from the 40s? I ask because my mom is from Chile, and I grew up listening to some!
    Well, I have maybe 2 or 3 albums from that era that I LOVE to sing to. There is one song in-particular: "Historia De Un Amor " by Eydie Gorme Y Los Panchos
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    Tenor at church.

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    The last choir I was in was in jr college before I went to real music school.

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    I'm currently in a chair, and thats only one letter off, so I'm assuming our experiences are similar.
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    Are waht... One letter off?

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    My wife and I used to be in a choir. It was fun and demanding.

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    Bass/baritone in my church choir. I love singing Taize pieces.
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    I had a fairly good voice until puberty. Now I can only get away with that folky/blues rasp. And yelling. I can yell. Even then, it's usually out of key.
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    I'm a second bass- never really sang in a choir till 6 years ago (I'm 57), so it was a new experience, although I'm a musician (organ, harpsichord) so it wasn't totally strange.

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    I lead our church choir (past tense) for a while, sing baritone and teach voice/harmony at school. I have been singing since I had to try out for high school choir in front of the 70 piece concert band.

    And by the way, voice is the FIRST instrument, all else is secondary. I do play the Guitar, Mandolin, Recorder and some few others. All are secondary instruments.

    By the way I am better on the guitar than the voice thing.
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    (in my best priestly voice)Led, my son, you led the choir.
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    No singing in Many years

    I was quite involved with the barbershop chorus and quartet scene for many years, loads of fun.

    did some gregorian and medeival stuff with a few groups for fun nothing serious.

    I then did a few Gilbert and sullivan musicals princess Ida (pit chorus) , gondoliers(pit chorus) and the scorceror (on stage chorus "The masters valet").

    when I moved back to Ny I ran into my middle school music teacher and did the barbershop thing again he was the director.

    and then life took a turn house, camp , more involved jobs, teaching scuba and doing rescue work no time for singing.

    id love to get singing again I think gospell would be a hoot to sing even though im not very religious.

    an accapella group would be alot of fun too. Im a baritone if your wondering


    and I own a beautiful guitar and dont know how to play it , im trying to sell it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JOHN J View Post
    No singing in Many years

    I was quite involved with the barbershop chorus and quartet scene for many years, loads of fun.

    did some gregorian and medeival stuff with a few groups for fun nothing serious.

    I then did a few Gilbert and sullivan musicals princess Ida (pit chorus) , gondoliers(pit chorus) and the scorceror (on stage chorus "The masters valet").

    when I moved back to Ny I ran into my middle school music teacher and did the barbershop thing again he was the director.

    and then life took a turn house, camp , more involved jobs, teaching scuba and doing rescue work no time for singing.

    id love to get singing again I think gospell would be a hoot to sing even though im not very religious.

    an accapella group would be alot of fun too. Im a baritone if your wondering


    and I own a beautiful guitar and dont know how to play it , im trying to sell it.



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